On this day:
- Australia, New Zealand and South Africa declared war on Italy.
- Italian aircraft bombed Malta for first time, also French bases in Corsica and Tunisia.
- Churchill rejected request by French leader M. Reynaud to release France from pledge not to sign a separate peace treaty with Germany.
- 36 RAF bombers, refuelling in Channel Islands, set out to bomb Italy. 23 aborted due to weather, 10 bombed Fiat works and elsewhere in Turin, 2 bombed Genoa, one was lost.